Local Health Officials Confirm First Coronavirus Case in Cape Girardeau County

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center has confirmed the county’s first presumptive positive case of the coronavirus. County health officials were notified by a commercial laboratory on Monday night. Health officials have confirmed a 60 year-old tested positive for the virus and he is in isolation. It is not clear how the man was infected by the virus. Health officials are investigating and tracing any close contacts to the case. Local health officials say they to see additional cases confirmed in the area due to increased testing in the community. Residents who have questions about COVID-19 or any individual with symptoms can contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Hotline at 1-877-435-8411. The hotline is operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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